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How to future proof an academy – live Q&A

Paul Webb

20 October 2016

During the summer, Wilkins Kennedy held several workshops looking at ‘Future Proofing your Academy Trust’. These workshops offered the chance to have those queries addressed by the academies team here at Wilkins Kennedy as well as discussing issues with colleagues … Read More >>

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Academies: Don’t hit the brakes!

Michelle Wilkes

09 May 2016

Many will have heard the recent news relating to the Government’s “U-turn” on the pledge to convert all schools to academies by 2022, announced as part of the Chancellor’s Budget back in March. However, whilst many critics have welcomed the … Read More >>

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Academies Show – full steam ahead!

Michelle Wilkes

29 April 2016

Last Wednesday at the Academies Show in London, it was all about conversion and coming to terms with the Government’s pledge to turn all schools in to Academies by 2022. For existing academies it was the need to know the … Read More >>

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See you at the Academies Show!

Michelle Wilkes

20 April 2016

On Wednesday 20th April 2016, Wilkins Kennedy’s academies team will be exhibiting at the Academies Show at London’s ExCel. We have attended the Academies Show since it first started and several experts will be on hand to provide a wealth … Read More >>

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Budget 2016: Academies

Michelle Wilkes

16 March 2016

The Chancellor has just announced his eighth Budget, where it was all about “putting the next generation first”.  As part of his education reforms, George Osborne outlined plans to turn all schools in the UK into academies by 2020 or … Read More >>

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A Dutchman in Southampton

Geert Boudewijns

15 January 2016

Historically, Wilkins Kennedy as a firm actively encourages students and young people to train with them and I know that they see many benefits in doing this. In terms of culture, it helps bring fresh, new life in to a … Read More >>

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Are you paying a premium to live close to a good school?

Bob Southey

12 September 2014

While there are many factors that contribute to housing prices in the UK, there is no escaping the fact that one of the most desirable aspects for young families when purchasing their home is the proximity to the nearest good … Read More >>

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Sixth form education: is it losing its fight with funding?

Kevin Walmsley

09 May 2014

Currently, sixth form education in the UK is a non-mandatory elective that students typically choose based on their future plans for university, apprenticeships and other further education. As early as 2015 it will become compulsory for students aged up to … Read More >>

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Academies – are you up to date?

Michelle Wilkes

Deadlines are looming for academy trusts who are preparing their financial statements for 31st August 2012. Everything should be done via the academy trust’s auditor once the auditor has completed the review of the return. The EFA has issued some … Read More >>

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